Col Paul Edwards MBE – Friday 8th April at 19.30

The Story of RAF Dakota KN630

Paul will talk briefly about the iconic Dakota DC3 and how it has been operated across the world before moving on to the tragic story of RAF Dakota KN630.

The aircraft crashed in the high jungle of northern Malaya in 1950 on operations against terrorists during the “Emergency”. All 12 on board perished in the crash in an area considered to be “inaccessible” by virtue of the terrain, its occupation by terrorists and the high density of booby traps laid to prevent security forces entering the areat. This is his very personal account of how the aircraft was located after nearly 60 years and the remains of those servicemen carried out of the jungle for appropriate burial with full military honours. The talk will include a short documentary made at the time by the RAF media team.

Put this exciting talk in your diary everyone and see you all there.

Happy flying,